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Rails 5 API Service
is a tutorial for creating a Rails 5 API app with Rbenv, Postgres, JSON, Active Model Serializers, and Git.

Wrestling with REST
discusses some of the difficulties in making a Ruby on Rails web application truly RESTful.

The Ruby Hacker's Guide is an essential resource for anyone who really wants to understand Ruby. Read it online.

How to install Ubuntu / Windows 7 Dual Boot Capability onto a Lenovo Ideapad Y560p Laptop.

Deploying a Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3.2 Development Environment with RVM and MySQL onto Ubuntu Linux

View my reviews of Ruby and Rails books at ChicagoRuby.org.


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Location: Chicago, Illinois
EMail: edwin@alum.mit.edu


I'm an MIT grad software engineer with 15+ years full life-cycle total experience, from requirements gathering, design & development to maintenance. For the past 8+ years I've worked in Ruby on Rails with experience on thirteen+ projects, doing a mix of server-side plus front-end development. Prior to working in Ruby, I had developed in C, C++, and Java. I also have training, authorship, consulting, and liaison experience.

The hallmarks of my career as a software developer are a search for superior development techniques, integrity and dedication to the needs of the project, effective communication with the client and end-users, meticulous standards, and systems that work.

My current specialty is software development involving the Ruby language and the Rails web development framework (Ruby on Rails).


TECHNOLOGIES

Web Development: Ruby 1.9 & 2, Rails 3 – 5, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, RSpec, Capybara, Git, RubyMine, Vagrant, XML, JSON, Agile practices.

Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows.

Databases: MySQL, Oracle SQL, Mongo DB


I am currently available for a new hourly Ruby with or without Rails engagement. I can work on-site in downtown Chicago or remotely, some travel possible.
Relocation to select U.S. cities – especially in New England, the West or Northwest – also considered for contract or contract-to-hire positions.
I am NOT available for salaried employment.
I prefer initial contact by email.
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